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Aspects of Richard Strauss's late aesthetic

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This study of Richard Strauss’s late aesthetic develops the following general theses: 1. Strauss’s late works fall within what Frederic Jameson calls the ‘cultural dominant’ of modernism. 2. Strauss’s music finds intellectual meaning through the tradition of liberal humanism. 3. The musical work in the age of Strauss is both art and commodity.

The term aesthetic denotes the category of material that is my primary concern—not uncritically, the musical work. I do not hold the aes...

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HUMS
Department:
Music Faculty
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Clarendon Fund More from this funder
Merton College, Oxford More from this funder
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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Deposit date:
2019-08-02

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